Friday, 26 April 2013

Stupid data center mistakes, benefits of user feedback, building a successful Big Data strategy

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TechRepublic Member | April 26, 2013

10 stupid things people do in their data centers

Small missteps can turn into huge problems in the data center -- and that can mean big trouble for your organization (and for you). Read more

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The Next Step in Engineered Systems

Oracle's SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 delivers a level of simplicity, performance, reliability and cost effectiveness unattainable through a built-it-yourself approach. Check out this white paper to learn more.

10 ways to gain valuable insights from customer feedback

Applying the right methodology for collecting and analyzing user feedback will help you improve your products and services, streamline operations, and boost customer satisfaction. Read more

10 things you should do when building your Big Data strategy

Planning a Big Data initiative requires organizations to rethink their infrastructure, operating procedures, and where their IT dollars are spent. Don't overlook these key steps. Read more

10 of the biggest IT sand traps

Many of the issues plaguing IT departments can be mitigated or sidestepped altogether. Here are some ways to deal with several common pitfalls. Read more

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Quick Tip: Track down lost Microsoft product keys with ProduKey

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Five Zoho apps to help expand your small business

Zoho has a lot to offer small businesses, but here are five specific Zoho apps that could help immediately. Read more

How developers can survive a 'go live' scenario

Something always goes wrong in a "go live" scenario. Prepare your development team, your work environment, and yourself to handle these high-pressure situations. Read more

Latest poll results: What percentage of your enterprise is running Windows XP?

Microsoft Windows XP is still prominent, but the tide has definitely turned toward Windows 7. Windows 8, however, is out of the picture. Read more

Datapod and the art of data center design on the iPad

Take a look at Datapod, a free iPad app that helps prospective data center clients design their own modular data center. Read more

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